Saturday, 3 August 2013

Someone Else's Skin #review by Susi Holliday

Susi Holliday aka SJ Holliday (because all great crime writers need a pseudonym) has written the sort of review every writer dreams of getting for their first novel: thoughtful, sensitive, in touch with the characters and with an instinctive feel for what, as a writer, I was trying to achieve. This absolutely made my Saturday. Thank you, Susi.
Even though I flew through the pages, Sarah Hilary's incredibly assured debut, Someone Else’s Skin is a difficult read. Not because it’s not well written (the language and style is quite beautiful and unique, and I put this down to Sarah’s skills as a short story writer, her ability to tell a story using the perfect words in a shorter medium) but because the subject matter – domestic violence – is a difficult one to let into your head.
Susi Holliday is represented by Phil Patterson of Marjacq. She is working on her debut psychological suspense, Black Wood. Read about her adventure so far, here.


Deb Rickard said...

Can't wait till February, Sarah!

Sarah Hilary said...

Thanks, Debs!